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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 4/24/2024, Last updated: 4/24/2024
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Big Ten Announces 2024 Women’s Tennis All-Conference Awards

Wolverines’ Miller selected as 2024 Player of the Year and Bernstein as Coach of the Year, while Ohio State’s Perry captures Freshman of the Year

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ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference has announced the 2024 Women’s Tennis All-Conference teams and individual award recipients on Wednesday. This year’s honorees were selected through a vote by the Big Ten’s 14 head coaches.  

Michigan senior Kari Miller was the unanimous selection for the Big Ten Player of the Year award, joined by Wolverines’ head coach Ronni Bernstein who was named Coach of the Year. Ohio State’s Luciana Perry was named Freshman of the Year.  

This marks the second time that Miller has been named Player of the Year, also earning the honor in 2022. Miller is ranked third in singles in the latest ITA rankings with a 13-4 dual record at No. 1 singles. Miller also posted a 4-2 doubles record on court one and was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Jan. 17.  

Perry posted a 7-1 Big Ten singles record in her first year with the Buckeyes. Perry also finished the conference slate with a 5-2 conference doubles record on court one and a 2-0 record on court two.  

Bernstein earns Big Ten Coach of the Year for the third straight season and for the ninth time in her 17 seasons at Michigan. This year,

Bernstein has led the Wolverines to a 23-3 record, including a perfect 11-0 conference mark and the program’s 12th Big Ten title, (11th under Bernstein’s guidance). Ranked No. 2 nationally according to the ITA, Michigan is the top seed for this week’s Big Ten Tournament.  

Along with the all-conference women’s tennis and individual awards, the Big Ten also recognized 14 Sportsmanship Award honorees. These student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. They must also be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.  

The 2024 Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament opens Wednesday and continues through Sunday at the Varsity Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Michigan. Every match of this year’s Big Ten Tournament will be streamed live on B1G+, with further details available at For more information on the 2024 Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament, visit the official tournament website at  

The complete list of the 2024 Big Ten women’s tennis honors is as follows:  

2024 Big Ten Women’s Tennis All-Conference Teams and Individual Honors

Player of the Year: KARI MILLER, Sr., Michigan 

Freshman of the Year: Luciana Perry, Ohio State  

Coach of the Year: Ronni Bernstein, Michigan 

All-Big Ten Team* 

Megan Heuser, Jr., Illinois  

Daianne Hayashida, So., Iowa 

SELMA CADAR, Gr., Maryland 

Julia Fliegner, Jr., Michigan 

Gala Mesochoritou, Sr., Michigan 

KARI MILLER, Sr., Michigan  

Raphaelle Lacasse, Sr., Nebraska 

MARIA SHUSHARINA, Sr., Northwestern 


Luciana Perry, Fr., Ohio State  

Sydni Ratliff, Jr., Ohio State 

Sofiya Chekhlystova, Sr., Penn State  

Carmen Gallardo Guevara, Jr., Purdue 

Yana Gurevich, Sr., Rutgers 


Sportsmanship Award Honorees

Alice Xu, Illinois  

Li Hsin Lin, Indiana 

Pia Kranholdt, Iowa  

Maria Budin, Maryland 

Lily Jones, Michigan 

Nicole Conard, Michigan State 

Zeyneb Sarioglan, Minnesota 

Raphaelle Lacasse, Nebraska  

Kiley Rabjohns, Northwestern 

Madeline Atway, Ohio State  

Alina Lebedeva, Penn State 

Carmen Gallardo Guevara, Purdue 

Naomi Karki, Rutgers  

Ellison Reynoldson, Wisconsin 

Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS; * - additional player due to tie in voting